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Re: The patent process

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: The patent process
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 21:31:30 GMT
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> It has also been argued that one of the reasons why the US became the 
> source of so much technology development in the 19th and 20th centuries 
> is because of our patent system.  Yes, there has always been invention, 

Don't know about the 19th century, but many people explain the success of
the US in technology R&D to massive amounts of direct government funding
(much higher in proportion than European states).


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